The Egyptian government has reportedly confirmed plans to spend $22 million on renovations and restorations of a Jewish synagogue in Alexandria over 150 years old.
The head of the Islamic and Coptic Monuments Department, al-Saeed Helmy Ezza said the Ministry of Antiquities’ Project Sector approved the funds for restoring and developing the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue Wednesday, according to i24NEWS.
The synagogue, rebuilt in 1850, was forced to close several months ago after part of its ceiling fell down, The Independent reported. It was the last active synagogue for the 50 Alexandrian Jews remaining out of the peak at 50,000. Read more i24NEWS.